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Rio Carnival – please share your experiences!

RioThe main event of the Brazilian calendar is once again upon us.   Next week the Rio Carnival, known for its elaborate parades, will set Rio de Janeiro alight with a fantastic spectacle of costumes and colour. If you happen to be going, or have ever been to the event in the past, please share your experiences with us  by clicking on the comments link!

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. There is only one Carnival and that is the one in Rio.
    I have been twice and my best advice is to rest up before you go because you won’t be for the four days that you are there. No matter how tired you may get the energy created will revive you over and over. You want to go to the parade at least once, hang out on Copacabana and Ipanema and get tickets to at least one Ball. Although this should be done in advance if your going last minute and are the resourceful type then talk to any hotel concierge. It may cost a little extra but it’s worth it. The sound of Samba will resonate in you mind for months and years later.

  2. Brazilians are amazing. They surprise me every day, every time. I booked with Gold Seasons. I was their first client going to Carnival, everything goes fantastic. Brazil is an incredible country

    I think that everyone should be in Rio carnival at least once in life.

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